EBP in SLP and Audiology

This list presents evidence-based practice (EBP) resources related to speech-language pathology (SLP) and audiology compiled by Ruiling Guo, MLIS, AHIP, and Barbara A. Bain, Ph.D.

Updated on August 21, 2014


PubMed® (ISU Only) OR PubMed® (Free) - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, PubMed covers over 17 million citations related to medicine and allied health, such as speech-language pathology and audiology. PubMed can be freely accessed. The articles indexed in PubMed are published in more than 47 languages.

CINAHL with Full Text - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is a research tool for nursing and allied health literature dating back to 1982. It includes over 2,737 journals with more than 48 speech-language pathology journals and 27 audiology journals. Not all articles are available in full-text.

Cochrane Library - It is a collection of evidence-based medicine databases including Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE); Cochrane Central Register of Control Trials (CENTRAL); Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (CDMR); Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR); Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA); and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED). Some articles are available in full-text.

PsycINFO - Developed by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO provides access to literature in psychology and psychological aspects of various disciplines including medicine, nursing, psychiatry, pharmacology, physiology, law, linguistics, education, and social work.

ERIC (ISU Only) OR ERIC (Free) - The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) includes articles and monographs from more than 1,000 journals and more than 2,200 educations digests on a variety of subjects. It covers education, psychology, health, methods and techniques, and more. Some articles are available in full text.

Communication & Mass Media Complete - Provides the citations related to communication, communication disorders, and mass media. It covers more than 600 journal titles. It also contains full text articles for 285 journals, including speech-language pathology journals.

ComDisDome: Communication Sciences and Disorders - This database includes information about journal articles, books, dissertations, Web sites, and institutions in speech-language pathology and audiology. ISU Library has no access.

Resources on the Internet

Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) is intended to promote quality service to persons with neurologic communication disorders by developing training guidelines for speech-language pathologists. The site includes a section on Practice Guidelines as well as useful links.

American Academy of Audiology is a professional organization for audiologists. The News and Announcements section of this site includes reports and other publications of interest. It also provides resources on hearing healthcare services, research, continuing education, and research opportunities.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides excellent resources for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. It includes information on recent research, career, clinical and consumer information. It also provides tutorials on EBP as well as articles.

British Medical Journal provides Resources and Collections for listing of available disease-specific info, plus a section on EBM.

MEDLINEplus Speech and Communication Disorders

National Guideline Clearinghouse allows searches for evidence according to condition, disease, or treatment; interested investigators can receive free weekly guideline updates by email.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) provides access to publications on aphasia, auditory processing, dysphagia, and hearing loss. It also provides information resources on hearing, voice, speech, and language, including listings of clinical trials and research opportunities.

Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine provides excellent resources such as an EBM toolbox, practice problems, and links to many other EBP sites and journals.

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Toronto Health Network provides teaching suggestions, an excellent glossary, and a comprehensive list of other EBP resources, with descriptions and links.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Questions? Email Ruiling Guo or call 282-4205